Nikon D850: Just for Men?

September 16, 2017

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To promote a new camera, Nikon enlisted 32 photographers from Asia, Africa and the Middle East to try it out and tell their stories on the company’s website.

But Nikon couldn’t — or didn’t — find any women to participate. All 32 were men. Read more from the New York Times.

Evelyn Hockstein is vice-president of the Women Photojournalists of Washington, a non-profit created to promote the role of women in photojournalism, foster their professional success, and mentor emerging photographers. She has offered her services to identify female candidates for Nikon’s campaign. Read more from The Guardian.

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This has led some commentators to raise the inevitable question: When will the girl version be released? Read more on Fstoppers.com.

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Cleveland Print Room Exhibition

September 2, 2017

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Laura Ruth Bidwell and Lissa Rivera Joint Exhibition
Opening: Friday, Sep 8, 5-9pm
Gallery Talk: Saturday, Sep 9, 4-5:30pm

Cleveland Print Room is excited to host a joint exhibition featuring the Cleveland debut of internationally-shown, NYC-based artist Lissa Rivera, and new work by Cleveland artist Laura Ruth Bidwell.

“Beautiful Boy,” the ongoing project of Lissa Rivera, focuses, as she writes, “on my domestic partner as muse, documenting our exploration of femininity and the nuances of photography as a transformative medium. I am using photography as a testing ground for my partner, who is genderqueer, to visualize multiple feminine identities. The photographs provide a canvas to investigate the visual language of womanhood that I was raised with, and that my partner is only beginning to explore. Through watching movies, listening to music and viewing countless photographs, I‘ve absorbed an archive of techniques to share. The photographs recall childhood fantasies of dressing up, tapping into deep-seated narratives about desire, beauty, freedom and cultural taboo. Although our emotional relationship is private and real, we perform a romanticism that is obsessive and decadent. The fantasy of dressing up transforms the experience of being photographed into one that fuses identity-creation with image-creation.” Rivera is represented by ClampArt. For further information on Lissa Rivera, see http://www.lissarivera.com/

About her new work for this exhibition, from her Gratiot series, Laura Ruth Bidwell states, “GRATIOT is a name. A place. A state of mind. Gratiot is a photographic project based on the fictional lives of Charles and Victoire Chouteau Gratiot, immortals who have navigated and thrived by night, across three centuries.” For further information on Laura Ruth Bidwell, see  http://www.laurabidwell.com/

Please join us for the opening this September. The exhibition runs from September 8 to November 4.

 

 

Back Button Auto Focus

August 16, 2017

 

How to set for different camera makes:
http://blog.creativelive.com/back-button-focus-use-and-setup/

 

PHOTONOW: AAWR Juried Photography Exhibition

June 19, 2017

 

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Gabriel Gonzalez, Untitled Beauty, Black & white photograph, Best Black and White PHOTONOW 2015

 

PHOTONOW 2017
ARTIST ARCHIVES OF THE WESTERN RESERVE
DEADLINE: JULY 1ST, 2017

The DEADLINE for submission for PHOTONOW 2017, AAWR’s prestigious biennial photography exhibition, is FAST APPROACHING! SATURDAY JULY 1ST, 2017. This juried competition will be held in the beautiful 3,000 sq. ft. Gallery East of Cuyahoga Community College’s eastern campus.

Cash awards will be presented in four categories:  Best in Show, Best Color, Best Black & White and People’s Choice which will be based on a popular vote taken during the opening reception on Thursday, September 7th. 6:00 – 8:30pm.

Entries must be submitted online via Smarter Entry at https://client.smarterentry.com/aawr. Entrants may download a PDF of this prospectus HERE. For more information visit www.artistsarchives.org. Show Dates: 9/7/17 – 10/12/17 Image: Gabriel Gonzalez, Untitled Beauty, Black & white photograph, Best Black and White PHOTONOW 2015.

The work will be Judged by Aline Smithson who has had a career as a New York Fashion Editor and is represented by galleries in the U.S. and Europe.  She has been published throughout the world and continues to create her award-winning photography with humor, compassion, and a 50-year-old camera.

Download the prospectus here: prospectus 2017 photonow

Photographer’s Forum Contest

May 17, 2017

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Click image above for more information, and to submit your work.

Jonny Lyons at Cleveland Print Room

May 15, 2017

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Jonny Lyons: (Here Come) The Goloshans
Opening Reception: Friday, May 19, 5-8pm
Cleveland Print Room
2550 Superior Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114

Visit the Facebook event page.

Come meet AIRconnect, international artist-in-residence, Jonny Lyons from Glasgow, Scotland and see what he has created during his stay in Cleveland. His work is a direct response from Lyons time in Cleveland, people he has met through street photography, walking the streets and the stories they have shared together. From this sculptural work, he has created and staged short performances within the Cleveland landscape documented with analogue photography.

He has worked at Cleveland Print Room, Zygote Press and Praxis.

Jonny’s practice explores the fragility of friendship and adventure through performances documented by photography and film. He often creates ingenious devices, or functioning sculptures, to execute his ‘hand-crafted mischief’ which are presented – having fulfilled their one purpose – as relics of the event, together with the photographic evidence. But the photographs are not simply documentation of a sequence of anarchic events. They fix the moment between ’cause’ and ‘effect’ and are imbued with wit, melancholy and the physical humour of early silent cinema. In carrying out these processes, collaborations and journeys Lyons attempts to reconcile reckless youth with the pressures of adulthood; these are snap-shots of ‘Lost Boys’ putting their most dangerous, outlandish ideas into practice and – one feels, with some luck – getting away with it.

Special thanks to the Ohio Arts Council for funding this pilot program that not only brings an artist from Scotland to Cleveland but also sends an Ohio artist to Dundee, Scotland for 6-weeks to work at Dundee Contemporary Arts in their amazing print shop. This May, artist Anna Tararova will head to Scotland. This program was also funded through our CPR FOTO BRUNCH fundraiser in Fall 2016. Thanks to all who attended.

Photorama Camera Show and Sale

May 6, 2017

 Photorama USA Camera Show and Sale  ~

 Sunday May 21st , 2017  ~

Cleveland  Richfield 
Camera Show and Sale
Days Inn & Suites Richfield
4742 Brecksville Rd , Richfield, OH 44286 
330-659-6151
OPEN TO PUBLIC 10-3pm
Admission $6/5 With Ad Students $2.00 w/ID
Photorama USA is coming to your town.

We have dealers from around the country selling new and used cameras – both digital and film. We have accessories, lenses, filters, film, medium and large format cameras. There is something for everyone in every price range.

Sign up for the mailing list and get in for $5 with coupon.

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Call for Entries: Summit Art Space – Photography Now

May 5, 2017

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CALL FOR ARTISTS
PHOTOGRAPHY NOW – The Art of Seeing

Deadline:  midnight May 12, 2017

Show runs July 14 – August 19, 2017

Click here to apply online.

Photography – “the art or process of producing images by the action of radiant energy and especially light on a sensitive surface (as film or an optical sensor),” is a broad field, and, in the upcoming PHOTOGRAPHY NOW – THE ART OF SEEING juried exhibition, Summit Artspace seeks to explore the range of that field. Regional photographic artists who work with film and use traditional darkroom techniques, those whose images are recorded digitally and processed on a computer, and those who push the boundaries of the medium in new directions, are all invited to enter. The only exception is that instant photography cannot be accepted, due to a concurrent exhibition which focuses on that medium.

Works from traditional to experimental and from representational to abstract are equally welcome, as are images presented on paper, transparency, through projection, or in some other format. What will unify this exhibition is that each selected work will represent the intersection of personal creativity and engagement with some form of photographic technology in order to explore the art of seeing at this moment in time, whether the gaze is turned outward or inward.

Eligibility: The exhibition is open to artists residing in or attending school in the following Ohio counties: Summit, Cuyahoga, Medina, Stark and Portage. Unfortunately, if you do not live in or attend school in one of these counties, we are unable to consider your work.

Deadline for Entry: Friday, May 12, 2017, by midnight.

ENTRY FEE: $15 

Cleveland Print Room Call for Entries

May 1, 2017

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PEER SHOW CALL FOR ART

2017 Cleveland Print Room Juried Exhibition: THE PEER SHOW.

DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2017 at 7PM

The Cleveland Print Room is seeking photographic submissions for our THIRD juried exhibition, June 9 – July 16, to be judged by Alexandra Coon, Executive Director of Massillon Museum and Tom Huck, Art Curator at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.

The Cleveland Print Room invites members and non-members to submit artwork for our 2017 juried exhibition, The Peer Show. This is a unique opportunity for photographic artists to exhibit their work and receive substantial exposure in Cleveland’s only dedicated photographic art gallery, community darkroom, educational center, and studio workspace. Over 30 selected works will be exhibited in our gallery, with a top prize of $300 to be awarded. All selections and cash awards will be made at the discretion of the jurors and will be final.

AWARDS: Best of Show: $300 Best B&W: $150
Best Color: $150 Best Alt Process: $150
Executive Director’s Award: $100

ELIGIBILITY:
Artists must be at least 16 years of age and reside in the US or Canada.

An entry fee of $30 for CPR members or $35 for non-members is payable upon submission of works. Artists may submit up to two (2) pieces of original art in any photographic medium, analog or digital. Entry fees are non-refundable and the single fee covers one or two submissions. Drop off dates begin on Thursday, MAY 25 and runs until WEDNESDAY May 31 at 7PM. Artists whose work is in the show will be contacted by Friday June 2 at 2PM. Work not accepted MUST be picked up on Friday, June 3, Saturday June 4 noon to 5PM or on Sunday, June 4 11-2pm. All work must be hand-delivered to the Cleveland Print Room (unless submission is sent with a pre-paid return slip).

All work must be READY TO HANG from typical gallery picture hooks without needing special equipment and framed pieces should to be strung with picture wire. Presentation is important! CPR reserves the right to refuse artwork that is NOT ready to hang.

Artists must complete a two-part entry form, one part to be attached to the work, and one part given to CPR at drop-off time. The entry form can be found here: http://clevelandprintroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/EXHIBITION-ENTRY-FORM.pdf

Work exceeding 36 inches in any dimension may be excluded due to space restrictions. Work may not exceed seventy pounds in weight.

All work must be original, executed within the last 5 years, and not been shown previously at the Cleveland Print Room.

All subject matter must be appropriate for public viewing.

Entries must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.

Artists must grant permission for Cleveland Print Room to use their images and information in promotional materials.

Cleveland Print Room will retain a 40% commission from works sold. In the event of a sale, the artist will be notified at the closing of the exhibition and mailed a check for 60% of the sale within 30 days.

For further information, please contact Shari at info@clevelandprintroom.com.

F-stop Magazine Call for Entries

May 1, 2017

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We are currently seeking submissions for the following issues:

ISSUE #83: Color – June/July
Issue 83 will focus on color and color photography. Submit up to 12 photographs, please see submission guidelines for details.

DEADLINE: May 15, 2017

ISSUE #84: Portfolio 2017 – August/September
Issue 84 will be a Portfolio Issue. Submit 10-20 photographs from a body of work along with your artist/project statement. Please see the submission guidelines for details.

DEADLINE: July 15, 2017